Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

Treasury written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Treasury), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what estimates of the levels of consumption of (a) spirits, (b) spirit-based ready-to-drinks, (c) wine, (d) beer, (e) cider and (f) sparkling wine he used in forecasting the revenue yields from increases in the rates of alcohol duties in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11 as set out in Budget 2008, page 9, Table 1.2;

(2) what estimates he has made of the level of consumption of (a) spirits, (b) spirit-based ready-to-drinks, (c) wine, (d) beer, (e) cider and (f) sparkling wine for (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06, (iii) 2006-07 and (iv) 2007-08;

(3) what the revenue from alcohol duties from (a) spirits, (b) spirit-based ready-to-drinks, (c) wine, (d) beer, (e) cider and (f) sparkling wine was in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06, (iii) 2006-07 and (iv) 2007-08.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Total duty receipts by type of alcohols products (cider, beer, wine and spirits) can be found in the HM Revenue and Customs 'Beer and Cider Bulletin', 'Wine of Fresh Grapes or Made Wine Bulletin' and 'Spirits Bulletin', which are available from the HM Revenue and Customs website addresses at:

http://www.uktradeinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?task=bullbeer

http://www.uktradeinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?task=bullfresh

http://www.uktradeinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?task=bullmadewine

http://www.uktradeinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?task=bullspirits

The revenue forecast for alcohol duties reflect the underlying trend in alcohol consumption, as measured by HM Revenue and Customs data on quantities of alcohol products cleared or released for UK consumption. Published estimates of quantities for each drink type are also available from the same bulletins. Separate figures for spirit-based ready-to-drink and sparkling wine products are available in terms of quantities only and not in terms of duty receipts. The Budget 2008 forecast assumes a reduction in total pure alcohol consumed as a result of the alcohol duty changes of 1.6 per cent. 2.6 per cent. and 3.5 per cent. for 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 respectively.

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